Essential Information to Include on Your Custom Car Magnets

Custom vehicle or car magnets are one of our most popular products at Printastic because they’re durable, effective, and exceptionally affordable. And though we have many impressive designs in our vast library of templates, we are asked time and time again by customers what information they should include in their custom magnet design.

Though space can be limited on a magnet, there is still plenty of room to make the most of your real estate to achieve maximum impact. Here are a few suggestions on what essential information to include in your custom vehicle magnet design:

Essential Information to Include

Phone number

Though this may seem like the most obvious piece of information to put on your custom car magnet, it is definitely worth double-checking that you include it in your design. A phone number is the easiest way for a potential customer to quickly and immediately contact you – especially when they’re out on the road. This is doubly true if your phone number happens to include a recognizable word or phrase like 1-800-my-business.

The more prominently and obviously you can display your phone number on your custom car magnet, the better chance you have of new customers dialing it next time they see you out and about.

Be sure to use a readable size font for your phone number when creating your magnet design to ensure you have the most significant impact and retention.


It’s a fact that more than 90% of all buying decisions, whether it be a product or service, begin online – and your own website is the best online salesperson you have. That’s why it is incredibly important in this market of increased competition that your website address be front and center in your custom car magnet design.

If you depend on your website for business, even if your website address is on the longer side, we highly recommend its inclusion in your magnet design. To save space, you can easily eliminate the www from the beginning.


Surprisingly, the inclusion of a logo on a custom car magnet is another aspect of a design that some of our customers tend to overlook. Your logo is like your calling card – it’s the way your customers recognize your work and your quality. Plus, many logos also give new customers an idea of what you do without having to communicate with lengthy explanations.

Just like in your other marketing material, your logo should be front and center of your custom car magnet so all on the road can see exactly who you are and what you do. Luckily, our custom car magnets are printed in full color, so your logo will always look great.

Not Essential, But Great Ideas

Even if you were to print the biggest car magnet on the market, there is only so much information you can comfortably fit in your design before things get crowded and muddy. But if you find yourself with some extra space, you may want to add some of the following components to get the most out of your car magnet exposure on the road.


There’s no question that your address is an important thing to communicate to your customers – especially if they come to you. But in the limited amount of space on a car magnet and the abbreviated amount of time a potential customer will be seeing it, it’s a nonessential piece of information.

Instead of listing your full address, it might be a good idea to just simply list the city where your business resides or the general area you serve. That will be enough of an indicator to the public that you’re local, right in their community, and ready to meet their needs.


The inclusion of an email address on a custom car magnet can go either way – but when it comes to essential information, we are convinced that you’re better off showcasing your website for exposure and your phone number for contact. It’s much easier for a potential customer on the road to dial a ten-digit number then it is to remember a long email address. We suggest saving the emails for use on your business card.

With sizes for every vehicle and a quantity discount that fits every budget, our custom vehicle magnetic signs are a great way to advertise your business without breaking the bank. You can learn all about our different options and get started designing yours right on our website. Don’t forget the essentials!

Three Reasons Why Custom Vehicle Magnets Beat Vehicle Wraps For Advertising Your Business

Whether you operate your own business or use your personal car for your job, chances are you’ve thought about the best way to utilize all of that prime real estate that your vehicle provides.

Every day when you’re out on the road going from job to job, you pass thousands of potential customers who might not even know they need your service until it’s right in front of them. That’s where advertising your business on your vehicle can really be a difference-maker – and one definitely worth exploring.

Where To Start

If you’re considering advertising your business on your vehicle, there are really only two professional options to consider – the first of which is a full vehicle wrap. Chances are you seen these on the road: they’re big, eye-catching, and turn your vehicle into a mobile billboard for your business. On the flip side, they’re also expensive and very difficult to remove should your situation change.

Your other option when it comes to advertising your business on your car is high-quality custom vehicle magnets. Exceptionally affordable, exquisitely customizable, and all-around easy to use and keep clean, custom vehicle magnets look great on any type or size of car or truck. And, unlike vehicle wraps, custom vehicle magnets are not permanent and can be moved every single time there used.

In this post, we’re going to look at three different reasons why if you’re considering using your car to advertise your business, custom vehicle magnets are the way to go.

Reason #1: Cost

So much in business depends on one thing: the bottom line. So when it comes to spending your advertising dollars in the most efficient and effective way possible, you should always consider cost before making a choice.

When you compare vehicle wraps and custom vehicle magnets by cost, there really isn’t even a comparison. A full custom vehicle wrap can not only cost in the thousands to apply, but you also have to consider design costs which, to fit your vehicle correctly, can be very expensive.

When it comes to the cost of custom vehicle magnets, it’s a totally different story. Custom vehicle magnets are exceptionally affordable and will cost you far less than a custom vehicle wrap. Plus, because they are so low cost, you can outfit an entire feet fleet of vehicles for 1/10 of what it would cost for a custom wrap job on just one car.

When it comes to comparing costs between custom vehicle magnets and a custom vehicle wrap, there is no comparison: custom vehicle magnets win every time.

Reason #2: Ease-of-Use

One of the biggest problems with custom wrapping on a vehicle is that it’s there just about forever. You cannot take the wrap off if you want to use the vehicle for personal reasons, and you can’t take it off if you’re making a non-business trip or if you want your driver to remain anonymous. This can cause quite a problem especially for independent contractors or small business owners who don’t necessarily want to take their business with them everywhere they go.

One of the best parts about custom vehicle magnets is that you can use them wherever and whenever you want to – and not in any place you don’t. Because they are simply magnets, they can attach to your vehicle and be removed just as easily – meaning you can use them during business hours and business trips, and remove them when you just wat be a person in a car.

Plus, if anything should ever happen to your business or anything should change in your marketing like a rebrand, rename, or refocus, all you have to do is change out the magnet and you are current with your branding and mission. By comparison, once a vehicle is wrapped, it’s going to stay that way unless you want to go undergo an expensive removal process.

Because they’re easy to use, easy to remove, and easy to change out depending on circumstances, a custom vehicle magnet is a much more flexible way to display your business information and logo on a car.

Reason #3: Artwork

A custom vehicle wrap on your vehicle can be a very expensive proposition. First, you need to establish and design the artwork that you want to feature, and then you need to have it rendered to fit on your specific vehicle. Then, as if that wasn’t enough cost, the artwork has to be physically applied to the vehicle by a professional who knows what they’re doing. All of this adds up to thousands of dollars per vehicle and a big chunk of your marketing budget.

When you order a custom vehicle magnet from Printastic, we provide you with all of the tools you need to get a fantastic professional looking design without any of the costs associated with hiring an art department or custom fabricator. If you’ve got a logo you like, you can upload it to our easy to use design tool and incorporate it into one of our professional templates. Or, you could use our designer and create something from scratch – all at no additional cost to you.

We take all of the guesswork and cost out of the design phase of the custom vehicle magnet process, saving you time and money, and helping to guarantee you spectacular results. Compare that with the expensive custom vehicle wrap process, and again, there is truly no comparison. Custom vehicle magnets are the right choice for you.

No matter what industry you’re in or the customer population you serve, there has never been a more competitive time for business. Everywhere we look, from our computers to our cell phones to the side of the road, there are advertisements for every single service imaginable. When you’re trying to decide how to best use your vehicle in pursuit of building and promoting your business, there is no doubt that custom vehicle magnets can do more for your business with less of your budget than any kind of customer vehicle wrap job on the market.

Whether you outfit in one vehicle or an entire fleet, custom vehicle magnets are a great way to put your name and your business in front of countless new customers every time you take to the road.

We encourage you to take a few minutes and browse all of our awesome templates and even play around with our designer to see what you can come up with for your custom vehicle magnet.

Ready to get started? Click here to start designing!

Custom Vehicle Magnets for Pharmacies that Deliver

Pharmacies are one of the most important and competitive businesses in the United States. Almost every family, in one way or another, depends on the medication and supplies they get at their local pharmacy to help them live their best lives. 

With many huge multi-national corporations getting into the pharmacy game, one competitive advantage small, independent, and family pharmacies can offer is delivery. For many customers, including seniors, a pharmacy offering delivery can be the very reason they choose a specific pharmacy for their pharmacological needs and remain a loyal customer. 

But offering delivery isn’t just a great way for a pharmacy to serve their current customers, it can also be a powerful way to recruit new ones. That’s where custom vehicle magnets come in.

Utilizing custom vehicle magnets on all of your delivery vehicles can be a low-cost, highly effective way to help get the word out about your business and the services you offer. As mobile billboards, your vehicles are in and around the neighborhoods you serve every day – why not use these miles you’re already driving as a low-cost advertising opportunity? 

It’s truly a win-win for pharmacies of all sizes. 

Ordering Custom Vehicle Magnets for Your Pharmacy Delivery Vehicles is as Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Once you’ve decided to add custom vehicle magnets to your fleet of pharmacy delivery cars and trucks, getting them in-hand and on the road is as easy as one, two three.

One: Find the perfect size and design

Just like no two pharmacies or pharmacy service companies are built the same, the same is true for your needs when it comes to vehicle magnets. Depending on the types of vehicles in your fleet and their size, you can choose exactly the right size of magnet that is right for you. 

For most passenger cars like sedans and coupes, we always recommend our standard 12×18 or 12×24 custom vehicle magnets. These standard sizes will not only fit your passenger car very well but will also provide ample space for you to advertise your business and get the word out about all of the services you offer. 

If you’ve got pick-up trucks in your fleet that sport slightly bigger doors than the passenger cars mentioned above, we recommend 12×24, 18×18, or 18×24-sized custom vehicle magnets. Taking full advantage of most truck’s larger surface area, these sizes are pre-selected to fit most types of trucks on the road. However, always be sure to measure and select the perfect size for your truck before ordering. 

Many pharmacies use vans and larger vehicles for business and delivery – but don’t worry, we’ve got them covered too. Our 12×36, 12×48, 18×36, 18×48, 24×24, 24×36, and 24×48 magnets are designed with larger vehicles in mind – turning your fleet of vans or larger trucks into beautiful branded delivery vehicles.

Two: Create an eye-catching design

Once you’ve measured and selected the perfect size for your custom vehicle magnets, the next step is to decide on a design that works just right for your business. And because we deal with businesses of all sizes and types, we’ve made it as easy as possible to get design results you’ll love – even if you don’t have any graphic design experience. Choose from the three great options below:

Upload a fully completed sign design

If you’ve got everything you need in-house to create a spectacular design for your custom vehicle sign, then your work is done! Simply create a design on any inhouse design program like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign and upload it in a variety of formats right to our website. To make sure everything looks exactly the way you want it, we’ll send you a proof file before your design goes to print.

Use one of our already established templates

Our customers love us not only because we provide high-quality printing at fantastic prices, but also because we have one of the best template libraries in the business that is free to use! Simply search through many of the different templates we offer until you find one you like. You can edit in your own information, like phone number and logo, and in just a few short minutes you have a state-of-the-art magnet design that makes you look professional and proud. 

Use our online designer

If you like the idea of designing your own custom vehicle magnet but don’t have the proper software, then we’ve got you covered. Our sophisticated and easy to use online design software allows you to create any sign that your imagination can make – and even include your own logo and images. It can be a lot of fun to play around and get exactly what you like for your design – so we always encourage our customers to get creative on our online designer! 

Three: Order your sign and start enjoying right away

We know how impossible it can be to wait for something you really want, which is why we’ve made fast shipping part of the Printastic experience.

Once you hit the order button, your magnetic sign will be custom printed in the highest quality and shipped directly to you in just a matter of days. We even offer free Super-Saver shipping to orders that hit $75 or more. 
Once your custom magnet arrives, be sure to follow our instructions for application and care so it will look it’s best and last as long as possible.

Magnetic Vehicle Signs – the Ultimate Care Guide

We’ve written in the past about what a great investment magnetic vehicle signs can be for any business. A fraction of the cost of custom wrapping or print jobs, and built to last even when put up against Mother Nature’s wrath, custom magnetic vehicle signs are a great tool to have in your marketing and operations arsenal no matter what type of business you run. 

But just because magnetic vehicle signs are exceptionally affordable doesn’t mean you don’t want to get as much use out of them as possible. For that reason, we’ve put together this short guide on how to properly care for your magnetic vehicle signs and keep them looking great and sticking well for their full lifetime of use.

Follow these instructions carefully, and your investment can last for years looking great:

Make Sure To Occasionally Remove Magnets and Clean Properly

Though custom vehicle magnets give you the flexibility of promoting your business or brand just about anywhere you go at any time of the day, it’s important for the lifespan of the magnet that you occasionally remove it to ensure proper adhesion during each application and also to take the time to properly clean the magnet. And lucky: Custom vehicle magnets couldn’t be easier to clean.

All you need to do a bang-up cleaning job is some warm water and a mild detergent, and your magnet should wipe clean with a soft cloth.

For those harder to clean spots of mud or any other debris that might build up over the course of a normal day of use, a glass cleaner like Windex® can make all the difference.

Be sure not to use any harsh chemicals or cleaning agents that can ruin your car’s finish, however, as the milder the better when it comes to car magnets. 

Along with cleaning, taking the time to remove magnets from your car isn’t just important for the health of the magnet, it can also help ensure your car continues to look great – especially if it’s a newer vehicle. Regular removals (daily if possible) will help protect the clear coat/base coat and vinyl surfaces present on some new vehicles and keep them intact and looking great.

If you regularly keep your magnet in the same place on the car, you’ll also want to be sure that you do some daytime driving (or parking) in direct sunlight without the magnet. Believe it or not, the UV rays from the sun can begin to change or fade even the newest finish on a vehicle, and though it’s not often noticeable, it will be if there is a big square right in the center of your door that is a different color than the rest of the car. By removing the magnet and giving your paint job its proper time in the sun, you’ll be allowing the even distribution of UV rays and keep things looking great. 

Store in a Proper Place for a Strong Shape

You may be asking yourself: what do I do with my custom vehicle magnet when it’s not on my vehicle? Lucky for you, we’ve got all kinds of experience in this department.

Once you have removed and cleaned your custom vehicle magnet using the process outlined above, you’ll want to store your magnet somewhere where it won’t get bent, broken, or damaged. When it comes to storing magnets, we always recommend using a large magnetic surface like the side of a filing cabinet, refrigerator, washing machine, or magnetic dry erase board – any clean, flat, metallic surface will do. By storing your magnet attached to a large flat metal surface, you’ll ensure your magnet retains its shape and doesn’t get damaged while not in use.

Remember: You never want to fold, bend, or crease your custom magnets. If you do have to roll them, do not roll them tighter than 8 inches. 

Watch Out for Wild Weather

Though our custom magnetic vehicle signs are designed to be strong and powerful even in nasty weather, you’ll want to add some special care to your magnet care routine when Mother Nature does decide to rear her ugly head. 

After every major rain or snowfall event in which your magnet has been affixed to a vehicle, be sure to remove the magnet and inspect for any damage. You’ll also want to use this opportunity to again clean your magnet to make sure no moisture or salt has become lodged between the magnet and your vehicle. 

For those who live in warmer climates where direct sunlight can reach dangerous levels of heat, be sure not to let your magnet overheat or it can stretch. You can help avoid this with regular removal and limiting direct exposure to UV rays.

A Great Marketing Tool

Custom magnetic vehicle signs remain such a popular product for business owners all over the country because they work and they work with just about any budget. Available in a variety of sizes, designs, and perfect for a variety of uses for businesses large and small, they’re a powerful tool to help make any vehicle in your fleet into a mobile billboard.

Whether you’ve already been using our custom vehicle magnets or you’re planning on placing an order now, be sure to use the steps and methods outlined above for the best possible outcome. The better you care for your magnets, the more they’ll do for your business.

Ready to start designing your custom vehicle magnets? Check out our awesome design online feature that allows you to upload your own custom design, use one of our templates, or start from scratch using our online designer!

See you on the road!

Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs: Residential Home Cleaning

Whether it’s with our custom banners, yard signs, or magnetic vehicle signs, we’re always amazed at how many different companies in vastly different industries find creative and impactful ways to use our visual marketing tools to their advantage.

From churches to colleges, restaurants to retirement homes, we’re proud that our high-quality printed materials are out in the marketplace helping to drive business and increase consumer awareness.

This wealth of customers and industries is exactly what inspired us to start this new series on the Printastic Banner Blog: Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs.

We realized that many of our customers are entrepreneurs or small business owners who are looking for competitive advantages in some of the most popular and crowded marketplaces in the country. So, we thought it would be helpful to take one of our most popular products, custom magnetic vehicle signs, and show how they can be used to not only help a business but also to transform an industry.

In this post, we’re going to be focusing on one of the most surprising and fast-growing industries in the United States: Residential Home Cleaning. 

An Industry of Growth

From sole proprietors who do all of the work themselves to large national corporations that have hundreds of employees, the home cleaning industry is way bigger than you might think. In 2015, there were approximately 875,000 cleaning businesses in the U.S., and since then that number has no-doubt grown every day. 

Home cleaning isn’t just a luxury service anymore – in fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the service industry. Not only are new businesses and contractors popping up all of the time, but so too are new customers – and they come from all walks of life. 

A recent article in the Minnesota Star Tribune shows that Millenials, one of the most important consumer categories to businesses of all sizes, are hiring housekeepers and home cleaners like never before – and businesses are ready to cash in. A crowded market place is about to get even more new players.

Standing Out from the Crowd

One of the biggest challenges in any crowded marketplace like home cleaning is distinguishing yourself from your competition – and the cleaning industry is no different. Companies new and old are asking themselves how to get their name, and the name of their cleaning business, in front of the most people possible without spending a five or six-digit marketing budget doing so.

Luckily, in this case, the answer is easy: utilize the folks you already have on the road by equipping them with custom magnetic vehicle signs. 

Build Trust Without Tearing Down Your Budget

Whether you’ve structured your company with true employees who work on an hourly basis, or you’re paying 1099 independent contractors to use their own equipment and vehicles, the opportunity to spread the word about your cleaning business using magnetic vehicle signs couldn’t be easier.

Here are three easy steps to help you get started in taking your home cleaning business to the next level with custom magnetic vehicle signs:

Design It 

It doesn’t matter if you have a graphic design degree or haven’t picked up a pencil in the past, custom magnetic vehicle signs are incredibly easy to design. All you have to do is pick exactly which size magnet is right for you and use our simple online design tool to either create a design from scratch, use one of our beautiful templates, or upload your completed design file. Whatever works best for your company works great for us.

Order It

Not only do we pride ourselves on offering some of the highest quality and most durable magnetic vehicle signs on the market today, but we also are proud to bring them to our customers at an incredibly competitive price that fits in just about any budget.

Staring at just $30 for a single sign, with volume discounts for those looking to equip their whole fleet, you can order exactly what’s right for you and your company right now – and order additional matching signs at any time. We’ll make sure you always get the best quality each and every time you order with us. 

Watch It Grow

Our magnetic vehicle signs are so easy to use and so affordable for consumers, we don’t even have a step three to this process. Your step three is watching your vehicle signs positively impact your business by helping to spread the word about your company and bring in new customers.

Plus, when you or your employee pulls up to a customer’s residence properly equipped with magnetic signage, you’ll build trust by showing that you’re a real professional business and not just a hobbyist who won’t do the job well. It’s truly a win-win all around. 

Residential Home Cleaning and Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs

Whether you’re just getting into the residential home cleaning game or you’re looking to build on many years of business success, magnetic vehicle signs can truly be a boon to your business.

Professional, long-lasting, and exceptionally affordable for just about any budget, you can make the most out of your fleet by introducing a customized magnetic vehicle sign for your cleaning business.

If you’re ready to get started helping build your home cleaning business with high-quality vehicle signs, click here.

Three Creative Ways to use Magnetic Vehicle Signs with Independent Contractors

Ask any member of the business world and they’ll tell you that things have changed more quickly over the last few years in business than ever before.

Unlike traditional employee/employer relationships, ore and more companies are finding ways to incorporate independent contractors and members of the “gig economy” into their business model to help maximize profits and pass competitive pricing on to their customers. 

A common theme among gig economy businesses is the utilization of non-company vehicles to help execute a business plan. Whether it’s home cleaners moving from job to job or local delivery routes of a major retail conglomerate, the need of businesses to utilize the vehicles of the independent contractors they employ is an essential piece of the puzzle.

But hiring and working with independent contractors while continuing to build a company and increase corporate branding is a challenge many businesses in the gig economy have faced – and the answer isn’t always easy. But at Printastic, we’ve found that the more creative you can be with your branding, the stronger your impact will be on your customer. 

In this article, we’re going to show off three creative ways gig economy businesses have utilized our awesome magnetic vehicle signs to help brand and build their business while maintaining their relationship and work with independent contractors. 

To Ask “How’s My Driving?”

If you’ve ever driven on any interstate or major road, chances are you’ve seen a semi-truck sporting a sign asking you the single most important question in the delivery business: How’s my driving?

This simple question is essential for any business that’s on the road for a variety of reasons. To start, it gives the general public a chance to interact with your brand and provide feedback as to how they think your employees are doing on the road. Secondly, it can help companies head-off any ongoing problems with unsafe or distracted drivers in their employ that management might not be aware of. 

Whether you have a company fleet of cars or trucks that you’re looking to install this all-important question on, or you simply want to attach it to your contractors who are out on the road in their own cars, using a magnetic vehicle sign to ask “how’s my driving?” can really positively impact your business.

Collect the feedback you want from others on the road without having to worry about expensive paint jobs or peeling ugly bumper stickers. Magnetic vehicle signs are truly a win-win for any business who values value and customer feedback. Plus, unlike stickers or paint jobs, magnetic vehicle signs allow you to remove your “how’s my driving” question whenever you might need to like during off-hours or special assignments.

To Equip Contractors with Company Signage

With the rise of the “gig economy” where everyday people are turning their free time and personal assets like cars, bikes, and homes into money-making ventures, the need to easily equip contractors with company swag and signage has never been higher. That’s where magnetic vehicle signs can make an affordable and easy branding device for your business.

If you’ve got employees out on the road doing anything from making deliveries to providing transportation, customized magnetic vehicle signs that sport your logo and contact information are absolutely essential to establishing corporate branding and consumer trust.

And, because of their ease of use and longevity, magnetic signs can easily be passed from vehicle to vehicle day in and day out. Much cheaper than a custom vehicle wrap or paint job, and much more professional looking than stickers or other types of signage, magnetic vehicle signs are the perfect choice for any kind of independent contractor-run business. 

To Recruit New Contractors

As we said at the opening of this article, the gig economy is bigger than ever. But, there are only so many contractors out there to fill the many gigs currently on the market right now. Recruiting is an essential part of building any business that wants to boom in the gig economy, and magnetic vehicle signs can play a big part in making that happen.

Just like using them to advertise your business, magnetic vehicle signs can be used to recruit new contractors into your company. Thanks to the generous canvass area and high-quality printing of our magnets, you can include a variety of information that will entice potential new employees including compensation details, responsibilities and hours, and, of course, contact information as to how they can apply.

Your company’s contractors are seen every day on the road by a countless amount of people – why not take advantage of this incredible audience to continue helping to build your workforce? At such a low cost, magnetic vehicle signs are truly a no brainer.

Bonus Tip: Use More Than One Sign for Maximum Impact

Vehicles on the road today, especially sport utility vehicles and trucks, offer tons of great real estate for you to display your signage – so don’t be afraid to mix and match several magnetic vehicle signs on one vehicle. This will allow you to communicate more of what you want your customers or potential new contractors to know about your business, without the high cost of other traditional advertising methods.  

Magnetic vehicle signs are one of our most popular products for a reason. They’re so easy to apply and remove, they’re incredibly versatile and can be used on just about any type of vehicle, and, best of all, they are amazingly affordable for the impact they can have on your business. 

If you’re looking for ways to build up your fleet of contractors, give your customers a way to give feedback on your business, or simply brand your business out on the road, custom magnetic vehicle signs are definitely the way to go. 

Not sure where to begin with your design? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our online template library offers hundreds of free designs that allow you to simply plug in your information and send to print. Or, if you’ve got a custom design in mind, you can either upload your own design file or use our advanced online design tool.

If you’re using magnetic vehicle signs in a fun and creative way to help build your gig-economy business, let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing your success stories!

Magnetic Vehicle Signs: The Essential FAQ

Magnetic car signs are one of our most popular products, and we are always happy to answer our customer’s questions about them. In this post, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions we receive about magnetic signs for vehicles and answered them here.

Are all custom magnetic car magnets printed the same size?

This is one of the most common questions we get when it comes to custom car magnets. In short, the answer is no. Because there are so many different sizes of cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles on the road, we really strive to present custom magnetic sign options for each and every one of them – which means offering our custom car magnets in a variety of sizes.

And though the final choice of which size will work best for your specific vehicle is yours, here is our general rule of thumb when it comes to choosing the right size magnet for you.

Remember: For a magnet to fit securely onto your vehicle and not fall off during operation, it is absolutely imperative that it lay flat on a surface with no air pockets, moldings or hinges beneath. The numbers and measurements below are simply a guide and you should definitely measure your vehicle’s size before ordering your custom car magnet.

What kind of magnetic material is used to make your customized magnetic signs?

This is actually one of our favorite questions to answer because we work really hard to bring our customers the best possible products for the most reasonable prices.

The truth is: Despite what some printers may tell you, not all customized car magnets are built quite the same, and the thickness of the magnet material plays a role in not only how well the magnet itself will adhere to the vehicle surface, but also how long the magnet will last. A customized car magnet is an investment in your business, and you deserve only the best for your money.

All of those reasons and more are why we only print our custom vehicle magnets on 30mil thick Magnum Magnetic material. This professional-grade magnet is magnetized with 12 poles per inch which means you’ll find absolutely no dead spots across the whole surface area of the magnet. This is imperative for a secure hold.

About the thickness of two stacked credit cards, Magnum Magnetic material has an exceptional pull strength of 85lbs/ft2. This means that even at highway speeds, if your magnet has been installed properly to a flat area with no air pockets, your custom magnetic sign will properly adhere to its surface and resist peeling off. This kind of pull strength is only found in high-quality 30mil magnetic sheeting – another reason why it is our material of choice.

Are your custom magnetic vehicle signs printed in high quality?

Not all companies who print custom magnetic car signs are as obsessed with quality as much as we are, but we believe in processes and procedures that give our customers the best results. This is why we use a three-step process to print our magnets to ensure the highest-quality colors and prints.

Unlike many printers who print directly onto the magnetic material which can results in less-than-stellar-looking artwork and a limited lifespan, all of our custom car magnets begin with a high-resolution print onto adhesive vinyl. That vinyl is then laminated in a clear protective coating with a luster finish that delivers an extra layer of protection from both abrasions from flying matter and common chemicals found out on the roadways. Finally, we use a wide-format laminator to permanently adhere the vinyl to the magnetic backing material – creating a high-quality durable custom vehicle magnet that can stand up to some pretty harsh conditions.

Virtually no printer on the market times the time, energy, and equipment that we do to make sure your printing comes out perfect every time you order – and our custom vehicle magnets are no exception. You will no-doubt see the Printastic difference.

What kind of businesses can benefit from a custom magnetic vehicle sign?

Instead of answering this question directly, let us put it this way: what kind of businesses can benefit from low-cost high-visibility advertising in and around their target market? If you’re a business owner, we bet you’re salivating at the very prospect.

The reality of who a custom magnetic vehicle magnet can benefit is this: if your business could use more exposure, a widening of your customer base, and way to get in front of more potential customers, a magnetic car sign is definitely for you.

Perfect for businesses of all sizes – from a sole proprietor who wants to add their logo and contact information to their car without paying for an expensive wrap job, to a medium-sized business that wants to outfit their entire fleet of vehicles in matching artwork, custom magnetic signs are a low-cost high-impact way to get your marketing message out to the masses. And thanks to their low cost and lengthy lifespan, even seasonal businesses like lawn services and snow removal can get countless uses out of their vehicle sign.

Do I need an art degree/graphic designer to create a custom design for a magnetic vehicle sign?

Not all of us have a professional designer on staff or the creative juices to work expensive graphic design programs, but that’s perfectly okay. You don’t need either of those things to design an amazing looking sign.

Our design online option has literally hundreds of templates separated into all kinds of categories to help you select something that’s right for you and your business and create your custom magnetic sign in no time. You can also add in your contact information, logo, and any other graphic elements you may want to include.

If you do have a designer on staff or want to put together your own design, you can easily upload a high-quality file in a variety of formats including PDF, JPG, or PSD. Because we will only print artwork that will turn out high-quality and beautiful, we will let you know if there is a problem with what you’ve uploaded and will get it corrected before we go to print.

So there you have it – answers to the most frequent questions we receive about our custom magnetic car signs. If you have additional questions about what we offer or are ready to start designing your sign, be sure to check our magnetic vehicle sign page for more information.

Why Custom Car Magnets are Better Than Billboards

When small business owners and entrepreneurs begin to brainstorm about how to spread their marketing message as big and as far as possible, they often stumble upon an age-old idea they’ve seen time and time again: billboards.

While we certainly admire the desire to go big with a roadside advertisement of such epic proportions, we’re here to tell you that there are better ways to spend your dough that will both give you an overall more impressive impact and potentially save you ten of thousands of dollars of your marketing budget. That’s right; we’re talking about magnetic car signs.

A staple marketing tool for realtors, interior designers, window installers, and other service industries, magnetic car signs have been popping up in all kinds of businesses because, put simply, they work – and work well!

Whether you leave your car parked in a high-profile parking lot or intersection with magnets affixed, or simply drive around while doing your daily business, customized magnetic car signs are sure to give your business the meaningful exposure it needs to grow and thrive.

So, if you’re still considering gathering up the funds to purchase a temporary billboard out on the highway, here is a short list of why you should reconsider and invest in customized magnetic car signs instead:

Car signs are mobile; billboards are stationary

There is no doubt that billboards can make a big impact for the drivers who pass by them. But unless a driver is directly passing by your billboard investment and actively paying attention to what it says and retaining that information, billboards actually do little good. Many times, companies that spend big bucks on billboards see very little return on their marketing dollars – if any at all.

Magnetic car signs are a different story altogether. Because they instantly turn your personal car or company vehicles into mobile advertisements,  you can expose your marketing messages wherever you go to thousands of people for an unlimited amount of time. Compare that to the limited lifespan and month-to-month costs of a billboard and the numbers aren’t even close.

Plus, with custom magnetic car signs, you’ll find yourself advertising to a more diverse group of people. Most people follow similar routes each day, which means billboards will only expose your advertisement to a select group of people. With mobile magnetic car signs, you’ll be able to advertise to anyone and everyone who passes your car wherever you are – a huge benefit for a much lower cost than a billboard.

Size does matter – and bigger isn’t better

Many people think that because billboards are bigger than just about any other forms of advertising, they are instantly better – but that’s not quite true. Here’s why:

Roadside billboards are a fairly standard size and countless numbers of them exist alongside many highways and byways throughout the country. This, unfortunately for the many companies who have spent countless thousands of dollars on billboards in the past, makes them easy to ignore and forget.

Here’s a little exercise to prove our point: Try and think of the last billboard you passed on the highway. We bet you can’t do it. That’s because when you’re passing a stationary sign at 70 miles per hour, retention of a marketing message can be extremely difficult – especially if you’re trying to remember a website and a phone number along with a brand name.

Magnetic car signs solve all of those problems and more. During the normal flow of traffic, you tend to stay in and around the same cars – especially if you hit the same traffic light cycle. In heavy traffic, you can often find yourself positioned behind the same car for miles – and we bet you spend some time reading bumper stickers and memorizing vanity plates.

This situation is also what makes mobile magnetic car signs so valuable: time of exposure. When someone is next to you in traffic and you are displaying your mobile magnetic sign, you’re giving a potential new customer exposure to your brand, website, and phone number. A red light gives them more than enough time to take note of your web address or snap a pic to save your phone number for later use. Instead of dreading heavy traffic and stand-stills, you can now make them work for you thanks to magnetic car signs

Another benefit of adding magnetic car signs to your vehicle is legitimacy. Especially in the service industry, any kind of vehicle that interacts with customers will be better received when it is properly branded – so customers are comfortable with who are arriving at their home or office. In the service industry, better branding = happier customers.

The obvious: cost

Whether a small rural vinyl billboard or a high-tech digital sign in a major metropolitan area, all billboards have one thing in common: they’re expensive.

In fact, you can count on spending a major portion of your marketing budget and more if you’re planning on making billboards part of your arsenal. We say: spend smarter, not more.

On the flip side of the billboard situation is magnetic car signs. Staring at just $30 for a 12×18 vehicle sign, you’ll pay more for lunch next week than you will for a magnetic car sign that could last years and bring you big business. Plus, with volume discounts, you can outfit your whole fleet of vehicles for a reduced price – saving countless dollars on the much more expensive car wrapping process. Plus, unlike car wraps, you can simply remove your custom car magnets when you’re not on a business trip, leaving you with an anonymous vehicle when you need it.

Diversity of use

An often overlooked advantage of customized magnetic car signs is you can use them in other places that aren’t a vehicle. As long as the surface can hold a magnet, like a whiteboard in a boardroom or a fridge in a commercial kitchen, you can affix your custom car magnet for display. We’d like to see you try and fit a billboard in your boardroom.

While billboards do have their time and place for large companies looking for brand recognition, when it comes to bang for your buck and maximizing impact for low cost, nothing beats a customized car magnet. And for such a low cost per unit, you don’t have to worry about eating up the budget you’ve set aside for marketing and advertising.

We invite you to check out our custom vehicle magnet templates and start designing your next great marketing piece! Safe driving!